Bellevue, Ohio

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Bellevue, Ohio

Introduction to Bellevue, Ohio

Bellevue, Ohio, in Huron county, is 36 miles W of Lorain, Ohio (center to center) and 45 miles SE of Toledo, Ohio. The city has a population of approximately 8,193.

Bellevue History

In 1835, Bellevue was surveyed and laid out. The town, which was incorporated in 1851, was named in honor of James Bell, who built railroads. The emergence of the railroad in 1837, brought growth and prosperity to Bellevue.

Bellevue and Nearby Attractions

  • Seneca Caverns
  • Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum
  • East Harbor State Park
  • Historic Lyme Village
  • Johnson Island Civil War Prison and Fort Site

Things To Do In Bellevue

Ellis Park, Maumee Bay State Park, and Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge provide opportunities for recreation. East Harbor State Park on Lake Erie has provisions for boating, camping, fishing, and hiking. Golfers may enjoy a game at Twin Lakes Golf Course. Seneca Caverns have guided tours in which visitors may see the 'Ole Mist'ry River' and various other fossils and inscriptions displayed in the underground caves. Tremont House, John Wright Mansion, and Heter Farm in Belleview are places of historical interest.

Bellevue Transportation

Flights are available from Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport.

Bellevue Higher Education

The closest colleges to Bellevue include Oberlin College, Ashland University, and Lorain County Community College.

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Comparative Profile of Bellevue, Ohio

Comparing Bellevue to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Ohio (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Well-Paid Single Women 6 7
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Well-Paid Single Men 6 7
Senior Citizens 6 5
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Age of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 6
Average Household Size 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 7
Median Family Income 5 6
College Educated Adults 1 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 8
Walking and Biking to Work 7 8
Public Transportation Use 7 8
Working at Home 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 6
Affordability of Rents 7 5
People Living Alone 6 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 6
Housing Recently Built 1 3

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Bellevue Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles W of Lorain, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 45 miles SE of Toledo, Ohio
County Huron
Standard Zip Codes 44811
Phone Area Codes 419
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.273
Longitude -82.841

Bellevue Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches
Station TIFFIN
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Distance 32.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
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Bellevue Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 8,193 100%
Male 3,950 48.2%
Female 4,243 51.8%
Under 18 2,174 26.5%
18+ 6,019 73.5%
65+ 1,194 14.6%
Median Age 35.8
Average Family Size 3.01
White 8,010 97.8%
African-American 22 0.3%
Asian 22 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 12 0.1%
Other 67 0.8%
Mixed Race 60 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 210 2.6%

Estimated Bellevue Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 8,029
Growth -164
Growth % -2%

Bellevue Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 38.7%
US/American 15.4%
Italian 11.5%
Irish 9.6%
English 8.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.2%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
Polish 1.4%
Dutch 1.2%
Scottish 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Hungarian 0.5%
Norwegian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
European 0.4%
Swedish 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
British 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bellevue 8,193 $48,173
Castalia 935 $51,563
Clyde 6,064 $45,646
Green Springs 1,247 $43,462
Milan 1,445 $57,986
Monroeville 1,433 $49,669
Norwalk 16,238 $45,789

Bellevue Public Libraries

Bellevue Public Library
224 E. MAIN ST.
Bellevue, Ohio
(419) 483-4769

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Bellevue Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(419) 483-4040
Emergency Service: Yes

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Bellevue High Schools (2004)

Serves 808 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.3

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